Our team

The Therapy Garden combines the expertise and talents of experienced staff, trustees and volunteers. The charity is indebted to our patrons; actress and local resident, Dame Penelope Keith DBE, DL and Young Horticulturist of the Year 2013, Jez Stamp, and we appreciate their ongoing support.


I was delighted to be asked to become a Patron of the Therapy Garden, especially as I am a gardener at heart. I have seen at first hand from similar projects, how those with special needs, be they physical or mental, can benefit from a close contact with the earth and nature. I wish this project and all those involved every success.

Dame Penelope Keith DBE, DL

Gardening is my passion. Working with plants gives me a tremendous sense of wellbeing and perspective. I hope my knowledge and experience will benefit the fantastic work already done by the Therapy Garden which shows the power that gardening has to help everyone, whatever their needs.

Jez Stamp, Horticulturist of the Year 2013


Stella Diamond

Therapy Garden Manager

Marketing & Fundraising

Hannah Bates

Garden Manager

Katrina Young

Senior Horticulturist

Eloise Bruce


Sue Ingram


Ruth Burger


Sally Wooding

Fundraising & Events

Jo Power

Finance & Volunteer Co-ordinator

Andrew Kassell

Admin Assistant

Kerry Powell


Board of Trustees

Anne Everitt                          Chair, Safeguarding                     

Neil Jones                               Mental Health, Recruitment

Richard Shears                      Treasurer

Reeve Martin                           Health & Safety, Risk Management

Alex Wigley                             Horticulture     

Andrew Pearson                   Business